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"Good Deals" in Economy Class - Excellent Fares between certain city pairs - 2014

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Old Sep 30, 14, 3:08 pm
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[Update 18:18 ET 09.30.2014: I think I know why fares have dropped, and it's likely to the first confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas today.]

Too lazy right now to double check if anyone else has posted this but, it looks like UA and AA are "competing" on IAD-DFW.

Airfarewatchdog reports IAD-DFW on AA as low as $175, but I'm finding fares on UA (see example below) as low as $151.20 r/t a/i.

10.25 IAD-DFW 18:50 ET-19:59 CT A319 1,171pqm
10.28 DFW-IAH 05:30 CT-06:41 CT 737-8 224pqm (500pqm with elite status)
10.28 IAH-IAD 07:20 CT-11:24 ET 737-9 1,190pqm

= 2,862pqm or 3.0pqs (with elite status) for $151.20 a/i r/t 5.3cpm ($116.00pqd 4.1cpm)

Lots of fares well under $200 throughout October. Makes me feel silly that I pulled the trigger on a $200 fare IAD-DFW earlier.

Last edited by vandrei; Sep 30, 14 at 4:19 pm Reason: possible reason for fares
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Old Sep 30, 14, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by lakers6902 View Post
lol I'm sorry I was kidding, I have no idea what any of this meant. Woke up this morning with three private messages asking which OTA I used
OTA was Amazon.com, no PMs please
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Old Sep 30, 14, 5:30 pm
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$665 Saudi Air/Air China $693 Geneva to Manila to Manchester 15916 miles

Geneva (GVA) to Manila (MNL) - Tue, Nov 4

Geneva (GVA) to Riyadh (RUH) - Tue, Nov 4
Saudi Arabian Airlines 238 Dep: 3:00PM Arr: 10:45PM 5h 45m Airbus A320 Economy (V)
Layover in RUH 3h 15m

Riyadh (RUH) to Manila (MNL) - Wed, Nov 5
Saudi Arabian Airlines 860 Dep: 2:00AM Arr: 4:10PM 9h 10m Boeing 747 Economy (V)



Manila (MNL) to Manchester (MAN) - Wed, Nov 12


Manila (MNL) to Jeddah (JED) - Wed, Nov 12
Saudi Arabian Airlines 877 Dep: 3:40PM Arr: 10:05PM 11h 25m Boeing 747 Economy (T)
Layover in JED 6h 25m

Jeddah (JED) to Manchester (MAN) - Thu, Nov 13
Saudi Arabian Airlines 123 Dep: 4:30AM Arr: 8:15AM 6h 45m Boeing 777 Economy (T)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $665.80
Total cost for 1 passenger $665.80


Air China

Geneva (GVA) to Manila (MNL) - Tue, Nov 4
Air China Limited Geneva (GVA) to Beijing (PEK) - Tue, Nov 4
Air China Limited 862 Dep: 7:20PM Arr: 12:55PM 10h 35m Airbus A330 Economy (U)
Layover in PEK Wed, Nov 5 7h 5m

Air China Limited Beijing (PEK) to Manila (MNL) - Wed, Nov 5
Air China Limited 179 Dep: 8:00PM Arr: 12:55AM 4h 55m Boeing 737 Economy (U)
Thu, Nov 6


Manila (MNL) to Manchester (MAN) - Tue, Nov 11
Air China Limited Manila (MNL) to Beijing (PEK) - Tue, Nov 11
Air China Limited 180 Dep: 6:40AM Arr: 11:20AM 4h 40m Boeing 737 Economy (U)
Layover in PEK 1h 10m

Air China Limited Beijing (PEK) to London (LHR) - Tue, Nov 11
Air China Limited 937 Dep: 12:30PM Arr: 3:55PM 11h 25m Airbus A330 Economy (U)
Layover in LHR 1h 30m

British Airways p.l.c. London (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) - Tue, Nov 11
British Airways p.l.c. 1398 Dep: 5:25PM Arr: 6:25PM 1h 0m Airbus A319 Economy (N)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $692.40
Total cost for 1 passenger $692.40
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Old Sep 30, 14, 6:19 pm
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Originally Posted by lakers6902 View Post
lol I'm sorry I was kidding, I have no idea what any of this meant. Woke up this morning with three private messages asking which OTA I used
I was being a drk about it too. ops:
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Old Sep 30, 14, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by usuario View Post
EWR-AMS 2/5-2/7 $492 ai. United. Not sure about general availability or if it's posted before.
Originally Posted by zgringo14 View Post
What OTA? The lowest I'm seeing is $1110 on UA. and $845 on TP.

It's a EWR-OSL fare routed through AMS with a <24hr connection, e.g.

1/15 EWR-OSL-AMS (arr 1/16 6:25 pm)
1/17 AMS-ZRH (lv 9:50 am)
1/18 ZRH-EWR
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Old Sep 30, 14, 8:04 pm
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Originally Posted by hogo74 View Post
It's a EWR-OSL fare routed through AMS with a <24hr connection
Ah, thanks for pointing out. I edited my original post to avoid misleading people.
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Old Oct 1, 14, 4:23 am
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$515 OJ Saudi Airlines MXP to JNB to Manchester (MAN) February

Caveat is a layover in Jeddah of 11hours arriving at 6:05 pm and being visa-less

Milan (MXP) to Johannesburg (JNB) - Sun, Feb 1


Milan (MXP) to Jeddah (JED) - Sun, Feb 1
Saudi Arabian Airlines 212 Dep: 11:00AM Arr: 6:05PM 5h 5m Airbus A320 Economy (V)
Layover in JED 11h 5m

Jeddah (JED) to Johannesburg (JNB) - Mon, Feb 2
Saudi Arabian Airlines 447 Dep: 5:10AM Arr: 11:20AM 7h 10m Boeing 777 Economy (V)



Johannesburg (JNB) to Manchester (MAN) - Sat, Feb 14


Johannesburg (JNB) to Jeddah (JED) - Sat, Feb 14
Saudi Arabian Airlines 446 Dep: 12:50PM Arr: 8:50PM 7h 0m Boeing 777 Economy (V)
Layover in JED 7h 40m

Jeddah (JED) to Manchester (MAN) - Sun, Feb 15
Saudi Arabian Airlines 123 Dep: 4:30AM Arr: 8:15AM 6h 45m Boeing 777 Economy (V)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $514.90
Total cost for 1 passenger $514.90
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Old Oct 1, 14, 8:37 am
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Anyone looking to fly PHX-SFO for New Year's Eve?

I just booked Dec 30-Jan 2 for $163 RT on DL.
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Old Oct 1, 14, 1:06 pm
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ET - São Paulo (GRU) to Bangkok (BKK) - Reals: 2.780,33 (US$1,180.29)

on *A most partner award schemes receive 100% mileage accumulation on ET flights. This little number, originating in GRU, Brazil, will allow pax to accumulate about 20,800 miles at a cpm of approximately 5.6.

It is also not too backbreaking as no leg is horrifically long, although I do not know what happens in Togo and if pax have to remain on the aircraft.

It is available on Expedia. The below is from Expedia.com.br. My dates were for 16Oct and returning on 20Oct.


16 out, 2014 - Partida 2 stops Tempo de viagem : 27h 15min
Mais baratos
This flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines
São Paulo
GRU 00:05
Terminal 1
Lome
LFW 10:50
7h 45min
6.156 km
Ethiopian Airlines 507
Classe Econômica (U) Visualização do Assento
Boeing 787-8 | Jantar
Parada: 1h 25min

This flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines
Lome
LFW 12:15
Addis Ababa
ADD 20:45
5h 30min
4.150 km
Ethiopian Airlines 507
Classe Econômica (U) Visualização do Assento
Boeing 787-8 | Almoço
Parada: 3h 25min

This flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa
ADD 00:10
Partidas em 17 out, 2014
Bangcoc
BKK 13:20
Chegadas em 17 out, 2014
9h 10min
6.750 km
Ethiopian Airlines 618
Classe Econômica (U) Visualização do Assento
Boeing 767-300 | Café da manhã
20 out, 2014 - Retorno 2 stops Tempo de viagem : 26h 35min
Mais baratos
This flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines
Bangcoc
BKK 01:30
Addis Ababa
ADD 06:25
8h 55min
6.750 km
Ethiopian Airlines 619
Classe Econômica (T) Visualização do Assento
Boeing 767-300 | Lanche
Parada: 4h 20min

This flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa
ADD 10:45
Lome
LFW 13:10
5h 25min
4.150 km
Ethiopian Airlines 506
Classe Econômica (T) Visualização do Assento
Boeing 787-8 | Café da manhã
Parada: 1h 15min

This flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines
Lome
LFW 14:25
São Paulo
GRU 19:05
Terminal 1
6h 40min
6.156 km
Ethiopian Airlines 506
Classe Econômica (T) Visualização do Assento
Boeing 787-8 | Almoço
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Old Oct 1, 14, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by vandrei View Post
[Update 18:18 ET 09.30.2014: I think I know why fares have dropped, and it's likely to the first confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas today.]

Too lazy right now to double check if anyone else has posted this but, it looks like UA and AA are "competing" on IAD-DFW.
I doubt it AA/US been showing $135 RT between PHX-DFW for well over a month.
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Old Oct 1, 14, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by usuario View Post
Ah, thanks for pointing out. I edited my original post to avoid misleading people.
Got it thanks! My advice is to pounce on this before it's all booked. Seems pretty cheap and the usual.

My dates are JAN 15 - JAN 17, Kayak is your friend. 492$ when I booked. Now 491$
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Old Oct 1, 14, 8:48 pm
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Turkish has a major sale out of Montreal at the moment.

JRO(Kilamanjar0) 743
MLE (Maldives) 870
CPT 890
TLV 640

many other cities are unusually cheap from a usually expensive place to fly from.
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Old Oct 1, 14, 9:08 pm
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be careful about w class on turkish

Originally Posted by aaron1262 View Post
Turkish has a major sale out of Montreal at the moment.

JRO(Kilamanjar0) 743
MLE (Maldives) 870
CPT 890
TLV 640

many other cities are unusually cheap from a usually expensive place to fly from.
w doesn't earn on ua.
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Old Oct 1, 14, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
I doubt it AA/US been showing $135 RT between PHX-DFW for well over a month.
Actually, the person flew IAD to DFW, so it might be that UA dropped the price on that specific route because of the Ebola news (and they probably knew before all of us did).

To contribute to the thread...
DFW-DXB-NRT, Emirates, 3/20-3/22, $1300 r/t
That's 25,900 miles, or about $0.05 per mile.
I only checked Kyk app and didn't verify the fare on the Emirates website.
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Old Oct 2, 14, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by aaron1262 View Post
Turkish has a major sale out of Montreal at the moment.

JRO(Kilamanjar0) 743
MLE (Maldives) 870
CPT 890
TLV 640

many other cities are unusually cheap from a usually expensive place to fly from.
Yes, I've seen the other cities elsewhere and this is an exceptional deal from Montreal. I never do MR's but if I was in Montreal, I might be tempted just for the fares alone with all the available destination choices. Thanks for posting.
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